SJA Alumni Gather and Support New School Building

SJA Alumni Gather and Support New School Building Spokane Jr. Academy (SJA) welcomed 255 alumni and friends to its alumni homecoming weekend in March. Growing up an Adventist at SJA led Charles Scriven, now president of Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio, to discover the “faith of a joyful Jesus.” Delivering the sermon at SJA's alumni homecoming weekend, Scriven spoke in the gym where he went to school, played on weekends and worshipped on Sabbath in the new congregation that became the Linwood Church in Spokane. The school and its neighborhood shaped a boy dealing with the anxieties of life into a man who knows what it is to continue growing as an Adventist. Kristi Fritz, alumni homecoming coordinator, noted that the alumni weekend celebrated the education of generations of youth while looking forward to the construction of the new academy building less than three miles from the present campus. Current students and staff led the Sabbath School lesson study for the homecoming while music teacher Loren Frost led the handbells, band and choir in a special music program. Dick and Jan Moseanko organized lunch sponsored by the Central Church for the gathering with desserts provided by members from the South Hill, Linwood and Freedom Road churches. Art Lenz, building committee chair, described how the Holy Spirit led SJA to the new 39.2 acre site on North Government Way. “SJA has completely paid for the land and is now working on a capital campaign plan,” Lenz said. The fifth annual SJA benefit auction was held Saturday evening at the South Hill Church and raised more than $10,000 for the new school fund. The weekend concluded with a Sunday morning alumni benefit brunch at the Central Church fellowship hall.

SJA Alumni Gather

and Support New School Building

Spokane Jr. Academy (SJA) welcomed 255 alumni and friends to its alumni homecoming weekend in March.

Growing up an Adventist at SJA led Charles Scriven, now president of Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio, to discover the “faith of a joyful Jesus.”

Delivering the sermon at SJA's alumni homecoming weekend, Scriven spoke in the gym where he went to school, played on weekends and worshipped on Sabbath in the new congregation that became the Linwood Church in Spokane. The school and its neighborhood shaped a boy dealing with the anxieties of life into a man who knows what it is to continue growing as an Adventist.

Kristi Fritz, alumni homecoming coordinator, noted that the alumni weekend celebrated the education of generations of youth while looking forward to the construction of the new academy building less than three miles from the present campus.

Current students and staff led the Sabbath School lesson study for the homecoming while music teacher Loren Frost led the handbells, band and choir in a special music program.

Dick and Jan Moseanko organized lunch sponsored by the Central Church for the gathering with desserts provided by members from the South Hill, Linwood and Freedom Road churches.

Art Lenz, building committee chair, described how the Holy Spirit led SJA to the new 39.2 acre site on North Government Way. “SJA has completely paid for the land and is now working on a capital campaign plan,” Lenz said.

The fifth annual SJA benefit auction was held Saturday evening at the South Hill Church and raised more than $10,000 for the new school fund. The weekend concluded with a Sunday morning alumni benefit brunch at the Central Church fellowship hall.

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